New Loading Dock Lift, Zero-Low Ground Level

by | Jun 11, 2010 | News | 0 comments


Zero-Low Dock Lift

Air Technical Industries announces a new design of the heavy duty dock lift table, with the lowered height of 0″ like a magic carpet laying on the floor, and then raising a load of up to 50,000 lbs.

The capability of the lift platform lowering to ground level significantly improves versatility and ease of operation where the load can be rolled directly onto the lift platform without the need of a ramp or pit in the floor.


The Zero-Low Dock Lift can be used any place, any time on a flat floor for indoor/outdoor use. Ideal for use in low lying areas where a loading ramp is not feasible or not available for loading and unloading trucks or transferring the load from one level to the next higher level up to 120″, depending on the size and length of the deck.

The lifting mechanism is a dual-type scissors mechanism, synchronized for level and uniform lift by a torsion bar and special hydraulic flow divider. The lifting is hydraulically actuated by hydraulic cylinders with chrome-plated shaft for smooth operation and to prevent corrosion. The hydraulic system is equipped with a safety pressure relief valve to prevent overloading.

Variety of power sources are available for any kind of operation. The most popular for smaller lifts are 110V AC / single-phase motors, 230-460V / three-phase motors for heavier lifts, air powered for spark proof or flammable environments, battery operated for outside or remote area operations, and gasoline or diesel engines to operate larger lifts.

The structure is built of heavy steel construction for long lasting and safe operation. For corrosive environments, stainless steel construction is available or marine grade paint as a more economical alternative.


The capacity ranges from 500 lbs for wheelchair lifts or lighter commercial use. Heavier capacities available are: 1000 lbs, 2000 lbs, 4000 lbs, 6000 lbs, 10,000 lbs, 25,000 lbs & 50,000 lbs. Deck sizes available from smallest 26″ wide x 36″ long all the way up to 96″ wide x 240″ long and any sizes in between.

The “ZDK” series of lifts are equipped with safety railings on two long sides 42″ high with 4″ high kick board and mid rail to meet OSHA requirements. There are safety chains at each narrow end. Hydraulic safety valves are included to protect the lift and operators in the event of a hydraulic failure.

On the exit side or the off-loading end, there is a hinged loading ramp, or dock plate, to close the gap between the truck and lift for safe and easy unloading.


The “ZDK” Zero Low Dock Lift, affectionately called “Magic-Lift”, is a solution to solve many lifting and handling problems and save workers’ backs from manual loading trucks without ramps or cumbersome inclines. It is convenient to drive right on to the lift platform with a pallet truck, forklift or roll-on loads at ground level and then lift in a minute to the desired height effortlessly. It also saves substantial costs associated with construction of a pit or loading dock.

The ZDK will save time, improve efficiency, eliminate back injury, stop workers compensation claims, reduce workers fatigue, and improve morale.